and Muratbek DjumalievRustam KhalfinSaid AtabekovSergey MaslovVyacheslav AkhunovYelena and
Viktor VorobyevYerbossyn Meldibekov
Born 1948 in Osh, Kyrgyzstan. He lives and works in Tashkent.
Akhunov is an artist, writer and philosopher. His practice comprises collage, painting, installation, performance and moving image, as well as numerous essays and novels. Since 2000 Akhunov has been investigating the possibilities of new media, especially video. His work tackles the ironies of perceived cultural marginality as well as the power of difference. He also examines change and inequality in his own region, commenting obliquely on the rise of collective religiosity in what was previously a largely secular society. His work is always focused on the integrity and responsibility of the individual in whatever structure of power he or she may be situated.
Notable recent exhibitions include BALAGAN!!! in Berlin (2015), 5th Moscow Biennale (2013), Central Asia Pavilion at the Venice Biennale (2013, 2007, 2005), 1st Kyiv Biennale (2012), Documenta (13), Kassel (2011), Ostalgia at the New Museum in New York (2011), Time of the Storytellers at KIASMA in Helsinki (2007), La Biennale de Montréal (2007) and 1st Singapore Biennale (2006).
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